CREO has announced the 25,000th sale of Preps digital imposition tool software, and marked the occasion with the release of new Preps version 5.1 featuring enhanced JDF integration, and additional language support.
Preps is used in 89 countries on six continents, making it the imposition tool of choice for multiple channels of the commercial printing industry. Since this tool was introduced to the graphic arts industry in 1993, thousands of printers worldwide have saved time and experienced increased productivity.
The 25,000th copy of Preps software was purchased by MacDonald & Evans, a 100-year-old sheetfed commercial printer in Braintree, MA, USA.
Eliminating the need for manual stripping, Preps has the ability to impose any combination of PostScript, PDF, EPS, DCS, and TIFF source files into signatures.
These imposed signatures can be output to any PostScript-compatible device such as a computer-to-plate device, imagesetter, on-demand printer, digital printer, wide-format imposition proofer, or laser printer.
Preps 5.1 features a new JDF import functionality, providing the first opportunity for thousands of users worldwide to implement useful connectivity between estimating and prepress departments. Preps can now import JDF files from management information systems (MIS), delivering easy-to-use, inexpensive JDF.